Daily Archives: January 15, 2013

Re: Football incentives

Julie, what went down last night in Charlotte is far worse than you ever imagined. Charlotte City Council voted in secret to give the Carolina Panthers $125 million towards stadium upgrades. To do this, they decided to double the city’s (county’s?) prepared food tax, again via a vote in closed session. So essentially Charlotte hasContinue Reading

Football Incentives

I have football on the brain.  Last weekend was the highest scoring playoff weekend in NFL history.  The conference championship games are this weekend and I’ll be skipping regularly scheduled Sunday activities to sit in front of a television.  This always happens in January. So it was with interest, and then frustration, that I readContinue Reading

News and not news on global warming

During the last month the following 3 pieces of information were released concerning climate change. It is likely that you heard about only of them reported on in the news paper or on TV. Guess which one. The year 2012 was the warmest year on record (since 1895) for the lower 48 states of theContinue Reading

N.C. Appeals Court reverses trial court and favors Greenville in wrongful-death lawsuit

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court and ruled in favor of Greenville in a lawsuit stemming from a fatal 2007 car crash caused by a Greenville police officer. Appellate judges ruled the officer’s conduct did not constitute the “gross negligence” necessary for the city to beContinue Reading

N.C. Appeals Court affirms Utilities Commission decision in dispute involving Charlotte-area utilities

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed the N.C. Utilities Commission’s decision to assign $3.3 million to some Cabarrus County water and sewer ratepayers as part of Charlotte’s annexation of an area known as the Cabarrus Woods Systems. Carolina Water Service of North Carolina challenged the ruling, arguing that theContinue Reading

N.C. Appeals Court affirms ruling favoring Rex in Certificate of Need dispute with WakeMed

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2011 decision to award a Certificate of Need to Rex Hospital for an expansion and consolidation of its surgical and cardiovascular services at its Raleigh location. WakeMed had challenged the CON decision.

N.C. Appeals Court upholds dismissal of UNC football player’s lawsuit against school

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower-court ruling dismissing former UNC football player Michael McAdoo’s lawsuit against the school and the NCAA.

In case you missed it …

News 14 Carolina asked the John Locke Foundation to discuss on “Capital Tonight” the prospects for a voter identification bill during this year’s legislative session.